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Rectangular Box, Bottle-Sized

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Project by FloridaArt posted 724 days ago 971 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

August, 2012—What fun to make a box out of random woods left over from other projects. The top is assorted hardwoods, glued up and planed. The sides are poplar, with a “skirt” made of a darker hard wood. The bottom is a scrap of construction-grade 1/2” plywood. The feet on the bottom are slices of a dowel rod. The buttons on the underside of the lid are home-made plugs, of a lighter wood, with a smaller darker home-made plug inside.

The project is sanded to 220 grit, and finished with a brush-on gloss water-based polyurethane, 3-coats. Nothing special about the joinery. Miter joints for the corners. Gorilla Wood Glue holds it all together. The bottle in the last photo used for scale purposes only.

Apologies for the quality of the photos. There is something going on with my camera, and I am trying some different settings.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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TurnTurnTurn

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#1 posted 724 days ago

Nice work!!! You sure that “Harvey” doesn’t have something to do with the ‘quality of the photos’? lol Thx for sharing.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 724 days ago

Nicely done on the box

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 724 days ago

Nice job of using up spare pieces. I do that a lot and the results are usually fun.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 724 days ago

Nice job on this. I really like how you put that top together.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 724 days ago

Nice job, Its 5’ O’clock somewhere

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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TimWood

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#6 posted 724 days ago

How many turned your head to read the label?

-- Tim Harrelson

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Roger

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#7 posted 724 days ago

Gr8 way to save use up those cut-offs, and scrap/s

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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hunter71

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#8 posted 724 days ago

Your “scale purpose” bottle must have a leak, it is only 1/2 full.
Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 709 days ago

Nice looking box Art, I think wine bottle corks might work very well on this box for feet too. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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